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Oil Drilling

Oil & Gas Producers' Profitability Is Down

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

In addition to slower revenue growth and cascading margins, liquidity is another area of softness to watch in the oil and gas industry.

300 Coastal Businesses Say No to Atlantic Drilling

Margie Alt | Posted 09.11.2015 | Green
Margie Alt

Since January, when Obama's Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management announced its proposal to allow drilling leases off the Atlantic Coast from Virginia to Georgia beginning in 2017, opposition to the dangerous plan has mounted.

Why President Roosevelt Is Turning Over In His Grave At Our Neglect Of Public Lands

Audrey Peterman | Posted 09.10.2015 | Green
Audrey Peterman

The widespread exploitation of our natural resources coincides and is closely tied to the distress of our planet writhing under massive droughts, wildfires, glacial melting, animal die-offs and human displacement. Our general response seems to be one big shrug.

Arctic Reality

Michael Brune | Posted 09.08.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Last week, President Obama made the most extensive presidential visit to Alaska ever. He hiked on a glacier, met with Native Alaskans, and became the first president ever to visit the Arctic Circle. Throughout, he was calling attention to the real, on-the-ground effects of climate change.

Coldfoot, Deadhorse: Alaska's Arctic Far North on the Looney Front, Part 1

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.15.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Here I am in the large collection of packing cases that goes for the Prudhoe Bay Hotel, about 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, with nothing to do for the next three hours before the flight on to Barrow, flogging the proverbial dead horse.

Kate Sheppard

Santa Barbara Spill Revives Outcry Against Coastal Drilling | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

In Santa Barbara, California, a major oil spill has shut down beaches just ahead of Memorial Day weekend, with as much as 105,000 gallons of oil spill...

Dear God, Please Just Say No to Governor Jindal

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Dear God, if you are listening to Governor Jindal's prayers asking if he should run for president, please just say, "No." Louisiana cannot afford his ambitions anymore.

Seattle 'Kayaktivists' Protest Shell's Arctic Drilling Endeavor

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2015 | Green

(Updates with details from kayak protest) By Bryan Cohen and Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE, May 16 (Reuters) - Hundreds of ...

New Hope for Tres Ríos -- A New Plan From BLM

Rod Torrez | Posted 05.15.2015 | Latino Voices
Rod Torrez

Although Mesa Verde is off limits, I had visions of an unbridled takeover of nearly every place else by the industry, with well pads, derricks and storage tanks overwhelming the beauty of that Colorado landscape. I had fears of the underground effects of fracking on the aquifers, with natural gas and benzene rising up through the streams, poisoning the trout.

Shell Oil Rig Arrives In Seattle Amid Fierce Outcry

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green

By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE, May 14 (Reuters) - The first of two Royal Dutch Shell drilling rigs slated for Arctic oil exploration ...

Obama To Impose Major New Regulations On Offshore Drilling

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - The United States is planning to impose a major new regulation on offshore oil and gas drilling to try to prevent t...

Alaska Lawmakers Take Shot at State of Washington Over Arctic Development

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

After sending salvos at President Barack Obama and federal government bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., top Republicans in the Alaska Legislature have a new focus for their ire: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle's mayor and city council, foes who they say would stymie oil development in the Arctic.

Is This Fracking Industry Flak Playing Both Sides?

Jesse Coleman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Jesse Coleman

In an investigation into the funding of the Environmental Defense Fund's (EDF) work on oil and gas regulation, Inside Climate News discovered that a key EDF funder had hired FTI Consulting's David Blackmon to promote fracking regulations. Unbeknownst to his employer, Blackmon is a longtime oil industry consultant who is paid to oppose regulation of the fracking industry.

Environmentalists Warn Of Catastrophe As Feds Push For More Oil Drilling

AP | By WAYNE PARRY | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Environmentalists say allowing offshore drilling along the U.S. East Coast from northern Virginia to the Georgia-Florida ...

'Green News Report' - March 12, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Sec. John Kerry slams climate change deniers in government; More whistleblowers corroborate a Florida ban on 'climate change'; Solar energy is booming, in the good, non-explosive, jobs-creating kind of way

'Green News Report' - March 10, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.10.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another day, another two oil train explosions; In Florida, the first r...

'Green News Report' - March 5, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.05.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA': Your shower wastes water. Here's what you can do about it; Anti-pollution documentary taking China by storm; NYC could see 6 feet of sea level rise.

Green-Lighting the Oil Companies

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

These last years have been a grizzly tale of the expansion of American oil and natural gas exploration, and drilling from the fracking fields of Texas and North Dakota to the energy-rich Gulf of Mexico.

Hermosa Beach -- Remember When -- Beach Boys

Woodrow Clark | Posted 05.02.2015 | Green
Woodrow Clark

The beach community attracted post World War II "baby boomers" who surfed and tanned in their bikinis and hot cars. John DeLorean brought the GTO car from GM and started a new market for America. Today, things are the same with one BIG difference.

Peak Oil Revisited

Peter Neill | Posted 04.11.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

In recent weeks, we have seen the cancellation of industry plans to exploit the Arctic and Antarctic, build new pipelines, and force financial dependence on a single source of supply. At $50 a barrel, the justifying prediction of continuous exorbitant profit make no sense. It is an incredible opportunity for change.

Animal Feedlots And Oil Operations Leave An Impact You Can See From Space

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green

These photos have a strange beauty, yet they're a strong reminder of the constant but often hidden impacts humans have on the world around us. Bri...

One Oily Administration After Another

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Buoyed by the country's boom in energy wealth, our president has been putting oil to work abroad. He has been using energy as the spear of his already highly militarized foreign policy. The result has been a sophisticated weaponization of oil that puts the energy mavens of the Bush administration to shame.

A 50th Birthday Present for Wilderness Act: Keep Arctic Coastal Plain Wild

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Only about 210 million acres of true wilderness remain in America. Roughly half of those have been protected under the Wilderness Act, but the rest remain vulnerable to the pressures of mining, logging, and especially energy development.

What Can a 19th Century Arctic Shipwreck Tell Us About the 21st Century's Most Wicked Problem?

Travis Nichols | Posted 10.16.2014 | Books
Travis Nichols

Hampton Sides has written one hell of an Arctic adventure story. In the Kingdom of Ice is the tale of Lieutenant George Washington De Long and his crew aboard the USS Jeannette who, in 1879, attempted to find the North Pole through the Arctic.

Stop Fracking Our Oceans, Californians Say

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Contaminated water, polluted air, increased earthquake risk: As fracking has expanded across America, this dangerous form of oil and gas production has caused massive harm to our environment and public health.